Cloudy skies, warm temperatures and some welcome rain dominated weather conditions across Gungahlin during February.
Nights were rather mild, with an average minimum of 14.7°C, well up on last year's 13.4°C. The warmest night occurred on February 16 when the temperature was a warm 19°C, while on February 5 it dropped to a cooler 10°C.
Days were generally very warm and cloudy, with an average maximum of 27.9°C, up on last year's 24.1°C. The highest temperature was a hot 33°C, recorded on February 15, while on February 21 heavy rain and cool winds combined to keep Gungahlin's maximum to just 19°C.
Winds at the Weather Centre averaged at 4.7km/h during February, with the month's strongest gust 43.5km/h from the E/SE, recorded on February 19.
After the past few months of very low rainfall, it was pleasing to see the rain return during February. Gungahlin received a healthy 59.2mm of rain for the month, with a soaking 42.7mm falling on February 21. Some rain fell at the Weather Centre on 9 days during the month.
Gungahlin's March Outlook: Current indications are for a cooler, cloudier and slightly wetter than average March across Gungahlin, as the El Nino weather event continues to weaken. Nights will be cool to mild, and average at 10°C, while days should be warm and average at around 24°C.
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